Classes at the Natya Stem Dance space: adults


Mon, Wed & Fri-
Beginners/ Intermediate batches 4. 30 till 5.30 pm & 5.30 till 6.30 pm
Tue. Thurs, Sat
Senior batches- 4. 30 till 5.30 pm & 5.30 till 6.30 pm
New beginner’s batch- Mon- 7 till 8 pm & Sat – 8 till 9 am

2.Contemporary Indian Dance Classes:

Tues - 8am to 9am & Thurs - 7.30am to 8.30am
For Children
Admissions open for -
Sat - 2.30pm to 3.30pm (Kathak) & Sun- 10.30am to 11.30am(Contemporary)

Ongoing Batches – BATCH 1
Sat– 3pm to 4 pm(Kathak) &Sun – 8.30am to 9.30am(Contemporary)

Sat– 4pm to 5pm(Kathak) & Sun – 9.30am to 10.30am(Contemporary)

Madhu Nataraj’s exclusive batch for Women:
Tues - 6.30pm to 7.30pm & Sat- 9.30am to 10.30am


1) 3 year Bachelor degree in Choreography (Affiliated to Bangalore University).

What is this course about?

  • This course is designed to help you develop as a dancer, choreographer and performance artiste.
  • Created by internationally renowned dance Guru & choreographer

Dr Maya Rao (Founder –Director)the course is based on her experiences & interactions in the studios & theatres of Europe, Russia, USA, U.K., and South America combined with her research of the various classical and indigenous dance forms of India.



What will I study?
The comprehensive syllabus includes:

  • Art & history of choreography
  • Aesthetics-Indian & western
  • Natya Shastra
  • Mime & movement,
  • Stage design & lighting
  • Music design
  • Costume design
  • Classical & Contemporary Technique, Indian martial arts, Folk dance orientation,
  • Allied arts in context
  • Pedagogy
  • Arts management
  • Students will have the opportunity to meet & interact with choreographers/ companies, theatre, arts & media personalities.
  • Field work & internships with prominent artists


  • This course makes the study of choreography accessible/ available to a wider age group
  • Dance knowledge a must ( in any style- classical, folk, modern)
  • Minimum academic qualification- Grade 12/ 2nd PUC

What can I do after the course?

  • Further studies in Dance/ choreography/Dramaturgy
  • Go into fields such as research, dance therapy, dance education, movement analysis
  • Past students teach at important academic, cultural institutions
  • Some are renowned choreographers and performers internationally
  • Prestigious organizations like the I.C.C.R., Ministry of External Affairs, Dept. of Culture, Ministry of H.R.D., Govt. of India & Karnataka, Sangeet Natak Akademi recognize the pioneering contribution of the NIKC by aiding the Institute &recruiting the graduates for teaching & choreography assignments internationally, apart from according research & production grants, and fellowships.

How do I apply?
Last date for receiving applications- 5 th June 2012
Applications can be collected from- # 37, 1st floor, 17th cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore- 560055
Or Please CLICK HERE to download the form

Academic Council
Consists of eminent personalities from the field of Dance, Theater, Music, Fashion, Literature and design


Students from the N.I.K.C. come from all kinds of backgrounds
in Bangalore. Classes are offered at different levels in the
classical form of Kathak (the classical dance style of North India)
known for runs a number of initiatives to bring participation in
dance and dance training to the wider community

Early morning and evening classes:

The N.I.K.C. offers regular classes for adults its blend of lyricism
in interpretation and dynamism in presentation techniques
and in contemporary dance.

For those interested, individual classes are held on a daily basis.

Dance classes for children and young people :

The weekend dance classes cater to children between the age group of
6 to 14 and focus on creative dance alongside development of
technical skills in Kathak.




KATHAK CLASSES (15 Years & above)


Beginners/ Intermediate batches: 4:30 till 5.30 pm & 5.30 till 6.30 pm

Working Professional's Batch - MONDAY - 7 till 8 pm & SATURDAY - 8 till 9 am


TUESDAY - 8am to 9am & THURSDAY - 7.30am to 8.30am


CHILDREN'S CLASS (6 to 14 years)



(Other batches full)


The faculty at the N.I.K.C. is made up of eminent artistes and experts
from the field of dance, music, theatre, design and the allied arts.
Over the years the N.I.K.C. has had the privilege of having on its faculty eminent artists and pioneers in the field of art and education.

Rehearsal and Performance Space:

The N.I.K.C. has a large studio, which is used, as a rehearsal space.
It can also double up as a performance space for students’ performance. Visiting dancers, musicians and theatre artistes from India and abroad
have presented their works here.


Student Productions
Established musicians come as resource people, train students
in rhythm and music composition, as well as compose music
for the student productions.

Performing unit:

The N.I.K.C. commissions original music scores for its productions and presentations created and recorded by eminent composers, to name a few Anil Biswas, Dagar Brothers, Ramamani (Karnataka College of Percussion), Parthodas, Shankar Shanbhogue, Amit Heri and Praveen Rao.

Costumes and Properties:

The studio houses Costumes and properties to aid student productions
as well as a separate section for the performing unit’s performances and tours.

Library and AV Equipment:

The Natya Institute, over the years has built up a collection of over 2,000 books and Journals on Dance, Theatre, Music, Fine Arts, Art History, literature, Aesthetics and related subjects.

Videos on Dance theatre productions, T.V, VCR, lighting and sound equipment also make up for the institute’s resources.

Hostel and paying guest accommodation:.

The Natya Institute administration can help outstation and overseas students to find accommodation near the Institute such as, Independent hostels, Family run Paying guest accommodations and apartments on rent.

Students & Graduates:

Natya is proof that dance is all-pervasive. We have students from both
rural and urban India and abroad overcoming cultural differences
to partake in the artistic whole of dance. The ICCR also deputes foreign students on an exchange programme with us. N.I.K.C. graduates are recruited by Indian Government organizations on teaching & choreography assignments internationally. These organizations also accord research & production grants, and fellowships to help the graduates pursue their careers in dance theatre. Apart from this, job opportunities are in plenty for Natya graduates as they are sought after by schools and colleges to make dance
a popular subject on their syllabi.



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